Jul 17, 2011 4:00pm PDT
for jon huntsman. any republican accused of playing politics can point to the president. who voted against hiking the debt ceiling in 2006. >> that was just an example of a new senator, you know, making what is a political vote as opposed to doing what was important for the country. >> reporter: besides michelle bachmann, paul, the ref of the gop candidates don't have to cast a vote on the debt ceiling. that's a luxury a lot of politicians in this city wish they had right now. jim acosta, cnn, washington. >> first a top executive was arrested in london, then the police commissioner resigned. it looks like the dominos are falling in the hacking scandal following the rupert murdoch empire. a look at what might happen next. >>> let's check the headlines. violent new attack today against the government of afghanistan. a former provincial governor was killed in his home by three attackers. he was a key advisor to president karzai, a member of parliament also died in the attack. the all the pan are claiming responsibility. less than a week ago president karzai's half brother who was also a gover
Jul 18, 2011 2:00am PDT
jon kyl says the gop needs details from the president before shaking hands. >> i'm a little frustrated. you heard it in the press conference of the president. you heard it today from the administration spokesman. they're never willing to be specific about the reductions in spending that they would be willing to do. >> the debt ceiling, possible default, and washington rhetoric are a little too wongy to get excited about, no one knows exactly what will happen if we don't raise the debt ceiling. we talked to alan blinder, former vice chairman of the federal reserve. he says government payments could be slower to come out if they come out at all. interest rates could rise. some of the experts we talked to said the u.s. could, could, get pushed back into a recession. >>> looks like microsoft may be getting into the social networking game. a reporter happened upon the welcome page for tulalip. it was taken down. now it says it was an internal design page mistakenly published to the web. >>> not everything is friendly in the social media world. app developer michael johnson was looking for a
Jul 17, 2011 9:00am EDT
, jack lew and republican senator jon kyl. plus -- >> i ologize. >> rupert murdoch under fire. heads roll at his media empire, but will that be enough to s sa it? >>> and in africa, a cry for help. millions, threatened by an epic drought, the worst in 60 years. we'll take threw. then, we're live from germany where the american woman's soccer team has a shot at making history. >> announcer: live from the newseum in washington, "this week" with christiane amanpour starts right now. >>> welcome to the program. we've got lots to get to this morning. but, first, some head lines since your morn papers. there is breaking news to report in london. the bbc has learned that rebecca brooks, rupert murdoch's top lieutenant in the uk has been arrested on corruption. earlier she resigned from her position as chief executive of news international. in the wake of the scandal rocking the murdoch empire. much more later in the program. >>> casey anthony is a free woman this morning. she walked out of jail 12 days after the murder of caylee. anthony is met by jeering crowds and spirited off to parts unknown
Jul 19, 2011 3:00am PDT
. in 30 minutes, rupert murdoch and his jon james and rebekah brooks will face questioning from another parliamentary committee. cnn will have this coverage all morning. >> rupert murdoch on the hot seat as he answers questions about what he knew about this growing phone hacking scandal.